Begins the fun part
I love Boston terriers. My daughter just lost her BT a few months back. They’re such sweet little munchkins.
6 months of bug battling and deriving endogenous opioids from the sun. I love it. Just learned that youre related to Jack Palance, and that he knocked out Brando.
If you got the workshop going next Thursday, I’ll be driving up and might make it. Do I need to know anything in advance?
Happy Shuffling, good sir! 😊
Thanks for all your help, Chuck. I'm plowing through my revisions this summer to pitch the novel at the PNWA conference in September. Fortunately, I bought a portable AC unit so I can hole up in my Seattle condo when the heat wave hits.
Best of luck! It's pretty darn hot over here :( but the days are sunny.
Although I realize this is impossible, it would be fascinating to witness this process happening. When reading, it would never occur to me that the chapters could be any other way.
I’ve always wondered about the shuffling part. It’s gotta be so fun. I’m almost to that on mine. If you ever did a post on that, I’d probably read it way too many times haha.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever heard you talk about this aspect of writing. I’ve recently come to the realization that I have to do the exact same thing (print out the pages or chapters and lay them all out on the floor) in order to fully visualize the story line. I don’t think I’ve heard of anyone else doing this. I just did it for the first time with my last story and although I felt like a bad actor playing small town investigator, I think it worked better. Do you always wait to do this at the very end? Or do you do it with individual chapters and/or smaller chunks of the story?
At this point does anyone else see it, or do you make it air tight and send it back in?
Old school! I love Scivener’s cork board for that stage... fewer trees have to die!
Writing is not just editing, it's shuffling.
How big is your table to hold 58 chapters at once?
Sending love to Egg and to your book! Thank you for sharing your methods and life with all of us. I can’t believe it’s almost been a year already since all this started! Man, did “Greener Pastures” get wild! WOW!! You weren’t kidding when you told me it would. Here’s me after last week— 😳 🍩🍩🍩
Wow. I never pictured this process. It sounds so cathartic. I assume this is the payoff for writing self contained chapters (if that's the right word?), the ability to splice the plot? How exciting. I hope one day to be able to do the same. Enjoy & I hope Egg enjoyed her dinner - she's like a celebrity in your local shops, getting treats and breaking all the "no dogs allowed" rules. 😁
I appreciate this post immensely.